January 29, 2010
The Sabin Vaccine Institute applauds the generous investment of the Gates Foundation in vaccines. Since its founding in 1993, the Sabin Vaccine Institute has been committed to reducing the suffering caused by preventable infectious and tropical diseases - honoring the legacy of Dr. Albert B. Sabin, the discoverer of the oral polio vaccine as well as several other life-saving interventions. Dr. Sabin shared the Gates Foundation belief that the world should not rest until vaccines are developed and moved off the shelves and into the arms of children.
When the Gates Foundation acts, people listen. This announcement will reverberate throughout the global health community and will also, hopefully, encourage others to invest in vaccine development, research and education.
At Sabin, we work diligently on both vaccine development and research, but also on educating leaders throughout the world on the importance of investing in vaccine programs.